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Sealed Air breaks ground on new headquarters in US

Food packaging company Sealed Air has begun the construction of its new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, US.

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The company will move to the new campus at LakePointe Corporate Center in early 2017, and is expected to employ around 1,300 people, with half of them from the local community.

Sealed Air will invest $58m in the three-building headquarters sprawled over 300,000ft2. It will include an R&D unit and a customer learning center.

Sealed Air has selected real estate company Childress Klein as its development partner, HOK for the design and engineering of the facility, and Stantec as project management contractor.

The Fortune 500 company has announced its decision to shift its headquarters to Charlotte from New York in July 2014. It is currently working from a leased office space in Charlotte.

The local government is offering $36m incentives, $2.5m grant as well as city and county incentives of $4.4m.

Sealed Air CEO Jerome Peribere previously said: "We are confident that the site Sealed Air has selected for its new global headquarters will allow us to fully execute our vision of constructing a unique, technologically advanced facility that flows in harmony with its natural surroundings."

Sealed Air caters to food and beverage packaging sector. Its product line includes Cryovac brand food packaging, and Bubble Wrap cushioning and Diversey cleaning and hygiene for the food supply chain.

The packaging producer has revenues of around $7bn, and operates across 175 countries.

In April, Sealed Air acquired robotic commercial floor cleaning machines maker Intellibot Robotics.

Image: Sealed Air provides packaging services to the food industry. Photo: courtesy of Tuelekza /